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No need for Cupid when you have food

No need for Cupid when you have food

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

February 12, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Whether you find yourself  in a restaurant that is as crowded as a can of sardines, giving a box of chocolates to the girl that floods your stomach with butterflies every time she walks into your French class, or on a date with your Netflix account while consuming approximately 5 million gallons...

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

"What's my guilty pleasure? The thing is, I never feel guilty about pleasures," said Tom Hiddleston. Everyone is secretly obsessed with something they are too ashamed to admit. For some people it might be gossip magazines or Justin Bieber, and for others it may be the Twilight Saga or Trivia Crack....

Airport harassment

Airport harassment

Scot Scoop Staff

February 2, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

“I had my legs and the inside of my crotch thoroughly searched. She told me that she was going to put her hands in my pants, starting in the front and working her way around. "She completely touched my front and back area. In the process she was compressing me so much she actually pulled my pants...

Originality is lost in Hollywood

Originality is lost in Hollywood

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

Based on the worldwide best seller by... In the past couple of years, there has been a surge of movies based off of best selling novels, remakes of old classics, and sequels. According to Short Of The Week, the reason for the glut of unoriginal movies is because box office numbers are down. Takin...

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Panoramic Perspectives

A concentrated chess player studies the game board carefully and calculates her next move. She made foolish mistakes in her amateur days by rushing into action unprepared, but years of experience have established her skills. She knows the rules, she knows her moves, she knows the game. Her opponent...

Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 25, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Certain aspects of popular culture degrade women by asserting that women hold little value as human beings beyond cooking for men. An example of this would be the common saying: "Shut up woman and make me a sandwich." It is no woman's job to satisfy a man's sandwich needs unless she works at Subway. Many...

Social media dictates our status

Social media dictates our status

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

A girl takes 10 photos of herself and chooses one that looks identical to the rest, she uses three filters, captions it with a hipster quote from a John Green novel she hasn't read, and finally posts it while praying that she will get more than 100 likes on her selfie. Nowadays, we can tell how popular...

Morality: The ultimate law

Morality: The ultimate law

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

January 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Panoramic Perspectives, Top News

Imagine the cruel chaotic world in which we would live if people only followed laws and disregarded moral judgement. Morality is a unwritten law, but one that should be carefully observed nevertheless. In today's times, morality is especially consequential in regards to the First Amendment's statement...

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 10, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

As I hunted for a snack in my kitchen, my eyes suddenly became drawn to a plate of brownies. The idea that one brownie won't make a difference to my health danced through my head while I slid into a brief moment of brownie-induced euphoria. I didn't realize how frequently (by frequently I mean daily)...

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

January 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

You know that you're a second-semester senior when you've already given up on the third day back to school. Yes, my name is Jessica Adair and I have senioritis. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of...

Finals make or break your grade

Highlander Staff

January 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After a long semester of hard work, everything comes down to taking a dreaded final. As a standard, most finals are worth somewhere from 10-20 percent of a total grade. A 20 percent final has multiple effects on students, for some it can be a miracle worker, and for others a grade wrecker. The...

Think before you act

Highlander Staff

December 20, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In preschool we used to sit in friendship circles, and in elementary school we used to write one thing that we liked about someone else in the class. Teachers pounded it into our minds that we should “think before we act” in order to preserve the feelings of those around us. Learning to censor...

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